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* power comes through USB
 
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* USB A plug (?)
 
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== Software ==
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* Device is addressed as a simple serial interface over USB
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* allows to switch on/off each sensor (so that power drainage can be controlled)
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* sends every 0.1 seconds a data block with latest data values
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* User-Interface runs on the Freerunner
  
 
[[Category:Hardware/de]]
 
[[Category:Hardware/de]]

Revision as of 13:50, 31 October 2008

During out SYSTEMS fair presentation, an idea was born: an external sensor box!

There is an initial discussion (in German):

http://freeyourphone.de/portal_v1/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=661&p=6966#p6966

Contents

Features

  • analog sensors
  • connected as USB (host)
  • battery extender (?)

Sensors

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Barometer
  • magnetic compass
  • Light intensity / Color
  • Laser / Ultrasonic distance
  • Voltmeter (?)

Other proposed extensions

  • pocket lamp
  • GPS Antenna
  • Battery pack
  • Camera
  • USB Hub
  • RJ45

Mechanics

There is currently some discussion if it should be a Jacket or an external box. http://freeyourphone.de/portal_v1/download/file.php?id=51

Electronics

  • should be a PIC with USB and 8 x ADC
  • power comes through USB
  • USB A plug (?)

Software

  • Device is addressed as a simple serial interface over USB
  • allows to switch on/off each sensor (so that power drainage can be controlled)
  • sends every 0.1 seconds a data block with latest data values
  • User-Interface runs on the Freerunner
Personal tools

During out SYSTEMS fair presentation, an idea was born: an external sensor box!

There is an initial discussion (in German):

http://freeyourphone.de/portal_v1/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=661&p=6966#p6966

Features

  • analog sensors
  • connected as USB (host)
  • battery extender (?)

Sensors

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Barometer
  • magnetic compass
  • Light intensity / Color
  • Laser / Ultrasonic distance
  • Voltmeter (?)

Other proposed extensions

  • pocket lamp
  • GPS Antenna
  • Battery pack
  • Camera
  • USB Hub
  • RJ45

Mechanics

There is currently some discussion if it should be a Jacket or an external box. http://freeyourphone.de/portal_v1/download/file.php?id=51

Electronics

  • should be a PIC with USB and 8 x ADC
  • power comes through USB
  • USB A plug (?)